Dance on Screen

Image: Bolshoi Ballet, Lost Illusions

Riverside is excited to bring you the 2014 season of ballet performances from the Bolshoi Ballet.

Founded in 1776, the Bolshoi is one of the World’s oldest and most renowned ballet companies, and its classical repertoire continues to be revisited by prestigious contemporary choreographers and dancers at the pinnacle of their art.

JEWELS

Inspired by the famous jewellers of New York’s Fifth Avenue, this triptych is a tribute to women, and to the cities of Paris, New York and St Petersburg.

2 hrs 30 mins

Music: Gabriel Fauré (Emeralds), Igor Stravinsky (Rubies), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Diamonds)

Choreography: George Balanchine

With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Choreographed in 1967 in New York City, this ballet, with its jewel-like costumes, celebrates the three cities and three dance schools that forged the elegance, aesthetic and style of choreographer George Balanchine. Emeralds was conceived as a poetic tribute to the French romantic school and Rubies to the American tradition of Broadway musicals, while Diamonds honours the virtuosity of classical Russian dancers.

  • Screening: 16 February 1:00pm & 17 February 7:00pm
  • Tickets: Adults   $25 / Concession  $22* / SIDEKICKS GET $3 OFF

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LOST ILLUSIONS

Based on French writer Honoré de Balzac’s novel, Lost Illusions is a tantalising story of passion, ambition and disappointment.

3 hrs

Music: Leonid Desyatnikov

Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky

Dramaturgy consultant: Guillaume Gallienne

With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

Lucien, a young provincial and budding composer, sets out to conquer the Parisian scene in search of glory. His success soon blinds him, and he betrays his friends and his love.

Lost Illusions is a new ballet, created in Moscow in 2011 by Alexei Ratmansky with dramaturgical advice by French actor, writer and director Guillaume Gallienne. This stylised adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s novel features thwarted love, ambition and disillusionment, with 19th century Paris as its backdrop.

  • Screening: 30 March 1:00pm & 3 April 7:00pm
  • Tickets: Adults   $25 / Concession  $22* / SIDEKICKS GET $3 OFF

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THE GOLDEN AGE

Set in 1920s Europe, The Golden Age is a refreshing satire, an original and delightful ballet with jazz and cabaret parodies.

2 hrs 30 mins

Music: Dmitri Shostakovich

Choreography: Yuri Grigorovich

With the Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

In 1923, in a seaside town in the south of the Soviet Union, where trade and the mafia are flourishing, Boris falls in love with Rita – a cabaret dancer at The Golden Age, and the girlfriend of the local gangster.

The Golden Age is a refreshing satire created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich. Audiences will be fascinated by this original and delightful ballet with its jazz and cabaret musical parodies, frantic pace, passionate intrigue and variety of dance styles (classical, neo-classical, free, grotesque, folk and acrobatic). In the midst of this magical whirlwind, Boris and Rita’s love is drenched in poetic lyricism.

  • Screening: 11 May 1:00pm & 14 May 7:00p
  • Tickets: Adults   $25 / Concession  $22* / SIDEKICKS GET $3 OFF

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